The Madwoman of Chaillot Begins Its Run at the Clarence Brown Theatre

Who would ever believe a plot that involved unscrupulous businessmen attempting to make money from a source that would destroy natural beauty? In the case of the Madwoman of Chaillot, the natural beauty is actually man-made as this group of businessmen determine there is oil beneath Paris and they are determined to get at it. […]

Santaland Diaries Plays Around the Darkness on the Edge of Christmas

Christmas is all lightness and joy, right? Good will to men (and presumably these days, women). Joy to the Earth. Santa is coming and all is well. He may be checking his list, but we’ll get a pass and a big pile of presents in the end, right? Right? Well, meet Crumpet, the focal elf […]

A Challenging Tale, “Alabama Story,” Opens at the Clarence Brown Theatre

While Alabama Story¬†(currently being staged by Clarence Brown Theatre)¬†playwright Kenneth Jones refers to the setting for his play as the “deep south of the imagination,” for those of us familiar with the deep south – and particularly a deep south of an earlier era, the setting could not be more realistic. The play itself, in […]

Clarence Brown Theatre Launches “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Urban Girl and I had a lovely outing last Friday night to Clarence Brown Theatre’s new production of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” If I heard the phrase, “Oh My God!” once, well, I heard it a bunch. She spent the weekend quote and reliving scenes and loved meeting the stars including “Peter Pan,” after the […]